Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1

Male college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
N = 17
Non Response:
37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Multiple methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.


Authors's label
Identity integrity
Our Classification
Composite clinical rank order on iden- tity diffusion vs identity integrity, measuring continuity vs discontinuity of past, present and future; integra- tion vs lack of integration in inter- personal and work relationships; inte- gration vs lack of integration of the total personality; and effectiveness vs ineffectiviness in self-definition and achievement of ends. The criteria were largely based on Erikson's discussion of identity.
(See also under 'Erikson's Stages of Psychol-social Development'; P 1.4.1).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.66 p < .05